Subject: X is almost working...
To: None <port-pmax@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Ben Cottrell <benco@ucsee.EECS.Berkeley.EDU>
Date: 11/03/1995 00:47:58
Thanks to dsg's kind help, I now have the precompiled X distribution from
ftp.unit.no on my DECstation 3100. Unfortunately,
couldn't open /dev/mouse
Fatal server error:
no screens found
XIO: fatal IO error 32 (Broken pipe) on X server ":0.0"
after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
The connection was probably broken by a server shutdown or KillClient.
kbd_mode: not found
shardik# ls -l /dev/mouse
crw------- 2 root wheel 8, 0 Jul 13 17:44 /dev/mouse
shardik# ls -l /usr/X11R5/bin/X
lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 8 Jan 26 01:20 /usr/X11R5/bin/X -> Xcfbpmax
Has anyone seen this before? It looks to me vaguely that there's no
X server for the video... what do pmaxes use for video? I was given it,
and I know next to nothing about the architecture. There's no special
frame buffer in it; it's just whatever the standard pmax color video
is. dmesg is out of sync with my kernel so I can't paste in the probe
Thanks so much! It'd be really great to get X working.